Cardiovascular Research Ferritin, Bio available iron 5mg. Ferritin is an iron binding protein used as a therapeutic iron supplement. Ferritin assists with iron absorption & transport as well as iron storage within the cell. Ferritin is indicated in all cases of anaemia. Ferritin is lost due to bleeding - menstrual or other bleeding conditions. Some people have too much ferritin, as is the case of the genetic disorder hemochromatosis. High ferritin can also happen in those with liver problems. Many men (particularly) develop high iron as they get older. If this is the case, ensure liver function tests are taken. If you constantly have low iron, ensure your Ferritin levels are tested, as this could be the reason for this. 60 capsules.
RRP $56.95, healthy.co.nz price $49.95
For the use in iron replacement therapy, chronic fatigue of known etiology, nutritional anaemia and other causes of iron deficiency.
Take one or two capsules daily or as directed by a health care professional. Ferritin is best absorbed when taken between meals. Increased Ferritin absorption is noted when taken together with 100mg of ascorbic acid.
What is Ferritin?
Ferritin is a water-soluble iron storage protein present within cells. It is widely distributed in both plant and animal species which signifies an essential biological role. Ferritin provides a readily accessible store of iron for the synthesis of haemoglobin and the iron metalloenzymes.
Physicians in Italy, who have faced the widespread problem of Mediterranean anaemia, have used Ferritin for numerous clinical conditions involving iron depletion. This unique iron supplementation has numerous advantages over other inorganic sources of iron. Ferritin is rapid-acting and is exceptionally well-tolerated by sensitive individuals.
Ferritin can be given in very large doses, resulting in a much higher extraction of iron by the gut than with other iron supplements, without causing significant gastrointestinal distress. Ferritin is also a weaker oxidation catalyst than inorganic iron salts and does not deplete endogenous antioxidant defences.
The gentle, physiological characteristic of Ferritin as an iron source is especially useful in fragile clinical situations such as pregnancy, infancy, and the elderly. Oral administration of Ferritin may increase serum levels of Ferritin, however an immediate increase of serum iron is normally reported as the first physiological change within the body.
Each 1 capsule contains Ferritin 5mg (elemental) (from bovine ferritin and as aspartate). Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), cellulose, beef tissue, dicalcium phosphate, silicon dioxide, L-leucine. This scientifically designed formula is free of corn, soy, yeast, wheat and other common allergens. The Ferritin contained in this product is an individually resolved, high molecular weight compound and is not a crude Ferritin complex. Molecular weight: 445,000.
Keep out of reach of children. Ferritin is contraindicated in cases of acute pancreatitis due to the fact that one of the most frequent causes of this condition is hemochromatosis.